Time for the Grape Harvest!

We’ve been picking avocados since early April, and I sure hope you’ve been enjoying them and trying some of our recipes. But right up the road about 20 minutes from us is the beautiful Temecula Valley Wine Country, and September starts the Grape Harvest! Many of the wineries have a harvest celebration. South Coast Winery has their annual Blessing of the Wines Harvest Celebration that includes music, fun, and the STOMPING OF THE GRAPES! Here’s some information, then keep reading for a really special avocado recipe this week!
Blessing of the Wine Grape Stomp & Harvest Festival
09/21/2014 – 4:00pm – 7:00pm
This is a fun-for-the-entire family “blessing” you don’t want to miss! Dine on Chef’s fresh harvest delicacies, enjoy face painting, tractor rides through the vineyards, and so much more.
Tickets include entrance, complimentary toast, dancing to the magical tunes of Diego Mondragon & Friends, all-you-can-eat buffet, plus the chance to win amazing prizes and everybody’s favorite: stomp those grapes.
Live Musical Entertainment with local Jazz artist, Diego Mondragon & Friends, as they perform an eclectric mix of hot Latin Jazz and many popular favorites!
Play around in the vats of grapes or, if you’re brave enough, enter for a chance
to participate in the “official” Grape Stomp Contests.

South Coast Winery
Resort & Spa
34843 Rancho California Road
Temecula, California 92591
951.587.WINE (9463)
1.866.9.WINERY (946379)

And now… I get asked constantly if I have an avocado facial mask. The best ones are diy, so here’s a great one to try now that summer’s winding down and our skin needs replenishing.

Avocado Face Mask for Dry Skin

Exfoliates, smoothes, moisturizes, and fights those darn wrinkles.

1 Tbsp finely mashed fresh avocado
1Tbsp finely mashed banana
1 tsp Olive Oil
1 tsp orange juice (fresh is best!)

Mix all ingredients into a fine, smooth paste. Apply to your face, carefully avoiding the eye area. Relax for 15 minutes. Rinse. Apply Natural Face Cream sparingly. Look good. Feel good. Go do good!
You can use this mask once a week. Enjoy!!

Category : Events &News &Recipes Posted on September 20, 2014